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View Poll Results: Should There Be a National Speed Limit?
No, we don't need one. 2 0.40%
Yes, it should be 50 MPH. 0 0%
Yes, it should be 55 MPH. 0 0%
Yes, it should be 60 MPH. 0 0%
I don't care, I'll drive the speed I want anyway. 0 0%
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Old 07-05-2008, 10:16 AM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">In the motorhome we run about 60 mph and stay in the right lane but the power is there if we need it to get out of the way. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's us too. Gives me time to see something as we pass by.
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:09 PM   #16
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There are 2 types of drivers Owner Operator which pay all the bills and Company drivers which pay none of the bills. Since Monfort Trucking went out of business the left lane was for the owner operator but with fuel price what they are, company trucks seem to have taken over the left lane. One thing is for sure we are all paying for it. most everything you have was on a truck somewhere along the line.
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Our trucks fuel mileage can vary from 5mpg avg @ 75 mph to 7.3 mpg avg @ 67mph. We average 20,000 miles a month so it is a lot of fuel any way you look at it.
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:23 PM   #18
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Just as I thought. Another 'brilliant' idea emanating from our idiot congresscritters, guaranteed to cost us more money!
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How about some alternative methods of limiting speed?

Maybe based upon a vehicles best speed / MPG?

How about based upon the amount of taxes you pay or even a speed permit level.. the more you pay the faster you can go, like a pre-speeding ticket only your insurance doesn't go up...

Maybe the older one gets the faster you can drive, after all, generally the older one is the more taxes they have paid AND, don't forget, the older we get generally the more driving experience we have too...

Maybe the bigger the vehicle the faster? (except for Mini Cooper Ss, for which there should be no speed limit at all)...
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">idiot congresscritters </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Please refrain from such descriptions. You could give idiots a bum rap and bad name.
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:47 AM   #21
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I voted 50mph, nuff said on my part.
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:25 AM   #22
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I voted 50mph, nuff said on my part. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
This would cost us extra fuel ($$$). My transmission, and many others, does not shift into high gear until about 58 mph. I get my best mileage around 60-62 mph.
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:35 AM   #23
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by historyljc:
[QUOTE]I voted 50mph, nuff said on my part. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
This would cost us extra fuel ($$$). My transmission, and many others, does not shift into high gear until about 58 mph. I get my best mileage around 60-62 mph.[/QUOTE

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by historyljc:
This would cost us extra fuel ($$$). My transmission, and many others, does not shift into high gear until about 58 mph. I get my best mileage around 60-62 mph. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I agree with historyljc on this. My MH also runs best at 60 to 62. WI has 65 speed limit and just about everybody drives 10 MPH over with out tickets. IL has 55 for trucks & Rvs. I drive 60 to 62 in both states and the Hwy Patrol does not bother me. I believe we should start by enforcing the speed limits we already have as that would drop the average speed by 10 MPH. If the national speed limit went down to 55 I would bet that at 60 MPH no one would get a ticket.

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The best option, IMO, is to establish a formula for vehicle engines. XX amount of HP for each 1,000# of GVW. This will be truly equal for every vehicle, regardless of size.
Anyone besides me remember the days when you had to downshift to climb a grade, whatever you were driving?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Anyone besides me remember the days when you had to downshift to climb a grade, whatever you were driving? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The best option, IMO, is to establish a formula for vehicle engines. XX amount of HP for each 1,000# of GVW. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

And maybe the government should tell you how large a home you can own based on your family size.
A national speed limit is a joke it didn't work in the 70's and it will not work now.
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My coach also needs to run 60 mph to stay in 6th gear That is what works the best for me.
I think whatever your coach finds as the best speed is what you should use.
For economy reasons..
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